True Confessions: The Day My “Aah…” and “Aha!” Intersected

Why did I wait so long?  The panels hanging on the family room window when we moved here were exactly the right colors, but they needed to go.  They were off-center with the sofa and needed to hang higher on the wall.   But, I put off the project for over eight years!  Why?

Within a week of deciding it was time, we had new panels that transformed the room instantly.  It only took a couple of hours each day, and after a few days, voila!  Boom!  Aah…

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When you know you can make something better with only a little bit of sewing, why put it off?

Because you don’t realize the difference new creations will make
until after they’re complete and hung in the room.

Sometimes, our response to being in a room goes unrecognized because it’s subconscious.

It’s only after we have the new or different  that we realize a fresh and deeper love factor,  a feeling of loving being in that room!

Our mood lifts.
Our happy happens.
Our love emotion feels.

Sitting in our family room with those new window treatments, I experienced that feeling I’d forgotten was possible.  It was then that my “Aah, I love this room now!” intersected with “Aha! This is what I want others to experience!”

This is my heart’s desire for everyone to feel in their own home!

Two months ago marked a year since then.  I’ve worked since January towards getting you the help you might need to get that feeling.  I finished the beginner e-course – LEARN TO SEW Home Decor – to help you in your journey of creating soft furnishings you love to come home to…to live with…to surround yourself in.

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If you currently know how to sew, there will be other courses for you coming soon – courses for new techniques to make your sewing easier, more enjoyable, and more productive.

If you don’t know how to sew, the LEARN TO SEW Home Decor e-course could be for you.  If you’ve tried learning to sew before and it didn’t work out, I understand.  Of course it didn’t work!

There are many barriers to finding success with the old way.  Now you can learn in the comfort of your own home, at your convenience, and on your time schedule.  No hauling your sewing machine across town for class times set by someone else.  Watch the lesson videos while at your machine, following along, at any time you choose.

Testers completed the entire course of seven short lessons in under five hours.  For starters, I’ll guide you through threading your machine.  How many times have I heard it?

I have a sewing machine, but I don’t even know how to thread it.

Can you imagine getting to the point quickly where you can thread your machine without even looking at the manual?  Yes, it will happen!

In the course of the seven lessons, you’ll complete two projects – a simple pillow and table topper.  While you mull over the idea of learning some new sewing skills, get free videos for starters.

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So…do you know how to sew?

Blessings~

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Comments

  1. Pam says

    I am amazed at the change, but would never have realized it was the issue with the drapes. I’m curious about the door curtains- did you make them too? Can you tell us about them?

    • says

      Thank, Pam. Those panels are hiding so many ills! But, that’s what they can do when you make them cover much of a wall. It’s funny you ask about the shades. I hadn’t thought to mention them before because they were a surprise find at Lowe’s on clearance. I stumbled upon them years ago – the perfect size – for $5 each. I felt like I won the lottery! They saved me from making my own, and the sheer panel behind the solid adds so much versatility. I don’t know if those type shades are still available at Lowe’s but I’ll check next time I’m there. 🙂

  2. Libba says

    I too love the new look for your family room. The draperies, plus all the little touches that you do, really do make a change.

    It’s a shame that Home Economics isn’t taught in school any more. So many times I’ve used ideas that I learned there. It was a sort of side course then, but has been one of the most valuable I ever took. We learned the basics of sewing, cooking, cleaning house and organizing a household and budget. Don’t we all need all those things when we start out housekeeping?

    Keep up the good work dear friend. You have great ideas and it’s so good that you share them.

    • says

      Thank you, Mrs. C. Yes, I made my first pinch-pleat panel (mini-sized) in Home-Ec, and the memory of it helped me make my first full-sized set. Like you, I learned so many valuable things in that class. I wonder if I could have made dinner and have it all come out ready on time at the same time without having first made all those meal plan time sheets in class! Haha! Mrs. Davion, my teacher who’s no longer with us, would be so proud! 🙂

  3. robin says

    Threading the machine without looking at the manual….made me think about being able to use new devices without having to read the manual. It does happen!

    I watched a video on how to use this new paint sprayer….I am more confused now than before. LOL Back to the manual. Step by step. It will be as easy as threading my sewing machine after a while!

    • says

      Well, I hope I didn’t mislead you. It does require looking at the manual initially but not after truly learning how to do it, which just takes a little repetition. It just might be the most important ten minutes in the entire course! You would think a video would make the sprayer instructions more clear. The written instructions these days are usually wrong since we have people from another country writing them. How can they do that properly without fully understanding our language? Ugh!